Monday, October 30, 2017

November Preview

Sabeeya Sun
Photo by Studio Jaki
November will be a pretty quiet month in the metro Atlanta raqs community... get out and support your local performers and event producers!



Sunday, November 5

"'Carol of the Bells' Grown-Ass Woman Style" Choreography Workshop with Sabeeya

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
1015 Collier Rd NW Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30318
$40

Join local standout performer and choreographer Sabeeya Sun for an intermediate-level choreography with lots of layering, quick body movements & transition, shimmies, and hair twirls, set to Trans Siberian Orchestra's version of "Carol of the Bells." And there will be wine and snacks!

Visit the Facebook event for more information, or click here to buy passes.


November 11-12

"The Secrets of Egyptian Dance" with Joana Saahirah of Cairo

Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
1015 Collier Rd NW Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30318

Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance brings us Joana Saahira, international star and author of “The Secrets of Egypt – Dance, Life & Beyond." In two days of workshops, Joana will further her mission of "bringing back the soul of Oriental dance and the heart to the world: magical dance, writing, teaching and sharing in a global community of people who wish to remain human and live their best life."

Workshop offerings include:

Saturday, November 11
10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. The Secrets of Egyptian Dance (part 1)
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch break
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. The Secrets of Egyptian Dance (part 2)

Sunday, November 12
10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Om Kolthoum; Dancing the Voice of the Orient - The Art of Tarab
12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. Lunch break
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Extraordinaire Mellaya (bring mellaya or heavy veil)

To reserve your place in these workshops, visit the Eventbrite page. For all the latest news, RSVP to the Facebook event.

Sunday, November 12

Dinner Showcase with Joana Saahirah

6:00 p.m.
Nicola's Lebanese Restaurant, 1602 LaVista Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 
$20 (lamb shank $24)

Don't miss performances by local soloists and troupes, as well as Joana Saahirah and, as always, Nicola himself! Visit the Eventbrite page for tickets,

Saturday, November 18

Dance Charity Event (Augusta)

7:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta
3501 Walton Way Extension, Augusta, GA 30909
Free with Donation of Canned Foods

Augusta's Evadne "Vany" Medina hosts her annual event to collect food for the hungry and homeless, featuring local and regional performers. Admission is free with a canned food donation. Vendors will also be selling sparkly things! Visit the Facebook event for more information.




Keep up with everything that's happening in metro Atlanta and beyond with the Yalla Y'all Community Calendar! If you're planning a workshop, show, or hafla, please submit event details to yallayall@comcast.net.



Monday, October 2, 2017

October Preview

Belly dance gets spooky this October in metro Atlanta! Come out and celebrate the cooler weather at these awesome events around town.

October 20-22

Issam Houshan

One on One with Issam Houshan

Global Dance, 2300 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, Georgia 30076

Global Dance welcomes everyone's favorite drummer, Issam Houshan, back to metro Atlanta for Facebook event or contact Global Dance for details and to purchase passes.
group classes and private lessons. Participants are invited to a hafla with Issam Sunday afternoon. A variety of classes are available; visit the


October 22

Atlanta's Got Talent: A Strange Menagerie!

5:30 p.m. (doors 4:30)
Nicola's Restaurant
1602 Lavista Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329

$20 - 25 (includes Lebanese dinner)

Join lots of metro Atlanta's favorite performers for a spooky, fun Halloween show at Nicola's. Your choice of chicken, beef, or vegetarian dinner - or lamb shank for $5 more. Visit the Facebook event for more details; click here to buy tickets. See you there (you may or may not recognize me)!


Sunday, October 29

Coffee & Conversation - A Visit With Morocco

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
Global Dance, 2300 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, Georgia 30076 
$25

Join Global Dance for a virtual visit with belly dance legend Morocco. Known fondly as "Aunt Rocky," she has been performing since she was a teenager, has witnessed many years of belly dance history, and has opinions about it! The author of The Fundamental Movement Vocabulary of Raqs Sharqi and You Asked Aunt Rocky: Answers & Advice About Raqs Sharqi & Raqs Shaabi will answer your questions live from New York City. Visit the Facebook event for more details; click here to buy tickets.
Sera Sahara
Photo: Studio Jaki


Tribal Cafe

5:00 p.m.
Taverna Plaka, 2196 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
$8 in advance; $10 at the door (bring tips for the performers!)

Enjoy dinner and performances by local and regional Tribal style dancers and troupes! This month's special Halloween edition will feature performances by Jamie Lewis, Sera Sahara of Browncoat Belydance, and Karma Karmelita. RSVP to the  Facebook event for updates, and join the Atlanta Tribal Cafe Community Facebook group for all the latest news about this monthly event.




Keep up with everything that's happening in metro Atlanta and beyond with the Yalla Y'all Community Calendar! If you're planning a workshop, show, or hafla, please submit event details to yallayall@comcast.net.